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Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 962
Posted By RBJohns
Getting in practice for retirement by taking...

Getting in practice for retirement by taking workdays off. Good plan :nod

Rich
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By RBJohns
Moose in Sweden?

I had no idea that there were moose in Sweden. Nice. Great pictures also.

Rich
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2007, 10:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,247
Posted By RBJohns
Get Back To Work!

Really nice pictures Rick. Is that the same camera you've always had?

That storm last night blew down a neighbor's tree onto some lines that run to our house from the alley, so I gotta deal with...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2006, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By RBJohns
The *real* story...

I'll say it. I don't care. It's funny now... but it wasn't then...

From Ensenada we had intended to heading to Mike's Sky View Ranch to spend the night and had planned on taking Highway 3 down...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2006, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By RBJohns
I just bought a Joe Rocket... XXXL Long for the...

I just bought a Joe Rocket... XXXL Long for the extra sleeve length (that's my story and I'm sticking to it :D ).

Bumblebee yellow and black with reflective piping. Man, that thing pratically...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2006, 10:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,584
Posted By RBJohns
Sweet. And only 5 bucks to boot. Thanks for...

Sweet. And only 5 bucks to boot.

Thanks for the info.

Rich
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-02-2006, 07:18 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 21,830
Posted By RBJohns
I'm definitely interested as well (depending on...

I'm definitely interested as well (depending on the final dates). I'll continue to lurk and monitor this thread for updates. I'm a beginner dual-sport.

Thanks for the information.

Rich
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2006, 04:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,014
Posted By RBJohns
I'm just curious, but have considered just...

I'm just curious, but have considered just getting a sleeping roll?

Edit entry: Fuck. I just saw where some people mentioned a bivy sack. Guess I should read the whole thread before posting.
...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2006, 06:31 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,341
Posted By RBJohns
That's the way I remember it being done during...

That's the way I remember it being done during Desert Shield/Storm in Saudi. That was some of the best coffee I ever had. Hot, strong and sweet.

Rich
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2006, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By RBJohns
Looks like fun. When you gonna get some real...

Looks like fun. When you gonna get some real boots? :D

Rich
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2006, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,695
Posted By RBJohns
I've never bought a bike from these guys, but...

I've never bought a bike from these guys, but they're in Redondo Beach and are HUGE:

Del Amo Motorsports (http://www.delamo-motorsports.com/)

Good luck.

Rich
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2005, 04:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,989
Posted By RBJohns
Yup. Permanent "Road Ends" signs. Metal signs...

Yup. Permanent "Road Ends" signs. Metal signs (black lettering on white backgrounds) mounted in cement on 4x4 posts from what I saw.

Was this an adventure? For me... hell yes. And more...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2005, 01:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,989
Posted By RBJohns
Lost On Angeles Crest

I was part of the small group that spilt at noon. Greg Cifu led the 4 of us from where Zen Slug's group had gathered near a ranger station to a location where he was lead us to an intersection down...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-30-2005, 05:43 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,580
Posted By RBJohns
Home And Safe - Great Ride!

Just a note to say that despite LA traffic, I made it home to Long Beach.

It was very cool meeting everyone. In case people don't remember me, I was the tall, greyhair wearing the camo jacket :D ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-26-2005, 08:06 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,580
Posted By RBJohns
8, 9 or 10 AM works for me. Whatever is best for...

8, 9 or 10 AM works for me. Whatever is best for everyone else.

Rich
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2005, 06:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,640
Posted By RBJohns
You? "Slower"? Is this the same Scott...

You?

"Slower"?

Is this the same Scott I know? :D

Rich
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-23-2005, 09:41 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,580
Posted By RBJohns
Yup. I'll be there. Rich

Yup.

I'll be there.

Rich
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-23-2005, 04:12 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,580
Posted By RBJohns
Perfect timing!

I'd love to go as well.

I ride a 2002 KTM 640 Adventure and don't have a whole lot of off-road experience. I live in Long Beach.

Just post the meeting location and time...

Rich
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2005, 07:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,456
Posted By RBJohns
Interesting thread. I'm ex-Army and have...

Interesting thread.

I'm ex-Army and have experienced weather from the Desert Shield/Storm heat to an Alaskan winter.

Personally, I just carry one civilian 0 degree rated bag, a good insulation...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2005, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By RBJohns
Yup. It has the standard AUX output plug for...

Yup. It has the standard AUX output plug for headsets or for plugging into the AUX port of another device.

I got a free Roady (original) from one of my co-workers and the output from the Roady...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2005, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,055
Posted By RBJohns
I just ran a search for that vest and found a hit...

I just ran a search for that vest and found a hit at the Aerostich site:

Aerostich (http://www.aerostich.com/product.php?productid=16524)

From the site:

"Specify BMW, QuiConnect 2, or SAE...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2005, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By RBJohns
I'm not a climber, and I don't know your planned...

I'm not a climber, and I don't know your planned route, but is there way that you could mail your specialized equipment to locations enroute and sorta meet up with it, use it, and then forward it to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2005, 06:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,368
Posted By RBJohns
My friends wouldn't ask to borrow any of my...

My friends wouldn't ask to borrow any of my bikes. But as their friend, I may *offer* them a bike... and I have... but my friends know not to ask, like I would never ask them.

My wife rides......
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-15-2005, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By RBJohns
I usually find a valet place and give them some...

I usually find a valet place and give them some money to park near their shack and they'll watch the bike for me. I don't trust the public areas or the metered spaces.

Rich
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2005, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By RBJohns
Speculation? Sure... :D I believe Troy...

Speculation? Sure... :D

I believe Troy Lee Designs is one of his major sponsors, but I can't swear that it's even a Troy Lee Designs jacket he's wearing...

Dunno.

Rich
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2005, 12:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,887
Posted By RBJohns
Asshole. :D I thought there was a real...

Asshole. :D I thought there was a real problem...

That's sure a nice clean bike. Wanna trade? :lol3

Rich
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2005, 12:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,887
Posted By RBJohns
You all still have lots of friends here in...

You all still have lots of friends here in SoCal... even *if* you don't ride a Harley any more :D

See you in a few days.

Rich
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2005, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By RBJohns
See you in a couplea weeks. I'm getting stoked...

See you in a couplea weeks. I'm getting stoked about BLF...

Rich
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2005, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By RBJohns
I thought this was just me with this concern. ...

I thought this was just me with this concern. Clearly it's not.

I also agree with supporting my local businesses.... however... like most people here has said, NewEnough has a great return policy...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2005, 08:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,671
Posted By RBJohns
Must... exercise... restraint... Cannot......

Must... exercise... restraint...

Cannot... post... fippant... reply...

:evil

Rich
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-10-2005, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By RBJohns
Cool Report

Great writeup and wonderful pictures.

I'm down in Long Beach and I can see the storm clouds build over the High Desert from where I live.

Rich
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-10-2005, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By RBJohns
When I registered my KTM 640, the lady processing...

When I registered my KTM 640, the lady processing my paperwork asked if I plan to keep the bike as a motorcycle. I hooked up an eyebrow and asked her if motorcycles in California sometimes morph...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-01-2005, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By RBJohns
I'm not sure if you've seen this site, or if it...

I'm not sure if you've seen this site, or if it will help your route selection, but it may be worth spending some time checking out:

Pashnit (http://www.pashnittours.com/index.html)

Rich
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2005, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,086
Posted By RBJohns
Good luck! :thumb Rich

Good luck! :thumb

Rich
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2005, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,797
Posted By RBJohns
I got overshoes through these guys: N.E.O.S....

I got overshoes through these guys:

N.E.O.S. (http://www.overshoe.com/)

I've used them (the Adventure model) for about 4 years with no problems or leaks...

Rich
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2005, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5,768
Views: 1,050,685
Posted By RBJohns
Awesome!

Fantastic references.

Thanks! :beer

Rich
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2005, 09:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,476
Posted By RBJohns
Great Write-up!

Awesome report. Thanks for taking the time to write this up.

I'm in Long Beach and have ridden many of the same roads you did.

And the more I read about the V-Strom, the more I want one... :D...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2005, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,292
Posted By RBJohns
Have you considered checking out an MSF Dirt Bike...

Have you considered checking out an MSF Dirt Bike Riders Course? It may give you more exposure to DS bikes.

http://www.dirtbikeschool.com/index_1.html

My wife is taking the regular MSF course...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2005, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,588
Posted By RBJohns
I had a pair that bought in Germany when I was...

I had a pair that bought in Germany when I was with the 2ACR (1980 - 1983) that were German made with the large 1" or so straps and were lined that were extremely comfortable, but not that...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2005, 04:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,588
Posted By RBJohns
I wear Red Wings as a street and touring riding...

I wear Red Wings as a street and touring riding boot since they're what I wear daily anyway. The only "special" boots I have are the ones I wear when riding the KTM off road.

But I like to check...
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